Not having an app at all is always better than having a badly functioning and cluttered mobile app. Most of the time, users prefer to use fast-loading applications. Long gone are those days when people used to think that only feature-rich apps can get the profitable success in the market. Today, the users not only care about features, they need a speedy app, they look for such apps that give smooth navigation, impressive UX and so on. Here is a list of the UX blunders usually made while designing an effective mobile application. Moreover, you would get a guide how to avert such issues.
#1 Making the Display Too Much Crowded
If you have multiple creative ideas, putting them all together into one single app only would make it over-crowded. This would not only make everything so cluttered but the users might get confused which is not acceptable for an effective mobile application. Moreover, too much of everything would slow down the speed of your app that users hate even more!
Hence, it is advisable not to drive away from the sole purpose of devising the application. You should pay much more attention towards an impressive combination of UX and UI. Straightforward illustrations, clean display while embracing the cutting-edge technologies to enhance the usability and effectiveness of your mobile app might result in fruitful business success.
#2 Thinking Good UX is Only Designer’s Responsibility
Technically, the mobile app designers are responsible for providing an impressive UX. However, you would make an utter mistake if you don’t think of making this UX better with the help of collective efforts of the entire app development team. When an app development process starts, along with the designers and developers, project managers and analysts also take part from the beginning. While designing the application, apart from the designers, all these members are just like simple users, who can give their honest feedback on the user experience aspect. Using this feedback making the necessary improvements in the UX become very easy.
#3 Unlabeled Icons
You shouldn’t make the mistake of thinking that your users would understand everything just by looking at the icons present in the app. Yes, popular icons like ‘home’, ‘settings’, ‘search’, ‘back’ etc. are fine. Users are well-aware of such basic icons. However, if you use any customised icon in your mobile app, you shouldn’t forget to add a proper label to it. It would help the users to understand the functionalities of that particular icon. Any unlabeled icon would make the users confused.
Apart from these above-mentioned aspects, putting too much content is another blunder usually made today. Yes, providing top-notch quality content is obviously appreciating, but too much of it might ruin the game.